Everytime i visit the Elliots beach, Besant Nagar, am drawn to the Karl Schmidt Memorial that stands alone near the ocean… The memorial seems to tell a different story at different times of the day… Curiosity got the better of me and i started digging, asking people on what this memorial was….
Discovered that the Schmidt Memorial at Elliots Beach is a memorial for Karl Schmidt, a Dutch Sailor who lost his life while rescuing a drowning swimmer….
Beautiful and majestic
Alone and forlorn
The memorial stands strong….
A shelter for many
A hideout for some
Perfect spot to watch the sunrise
Get a glimpse of the sunset
From across miles,
The memorial catches my eye…
Check out this beautiful shot of the Schmidt memorial on wiki….
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Have a lovely weekend all!! :-)
love the place
I have been there so many times but now only I know what that lone building means 🙂
Thanks Aarti for the info
there is a epitaph on the monument itself giving the details ! but its quite frequently overrun by enthusiastic graffiti artists professing their love to their beloveds. Few years back was surprised to see it whitewashed – but then guess they never stop inscribing !! with the corn vendors around there is no shortage of charcoal as well !!
They are so beautiful, I bet it's got its history. Great SWF post. Have a wonderful weekend to you.
Its been ages since I have been there, so dont even remember it! But I am sure whenever I go there again, I shall certainly remember it!
Beautiful photograph! You have a lovely blog here….I'll be back soon!
Lakshmi- yep, the other day had met Shar for lunch and we just sat on the beach wall yapping for hrs.. lite drizzle.. 🙂
Prakash- your welcome!! i am the curious kind, so if there are other places you wanna know about, send me a pic or location… 😀
Vijay- that is so true.. people cant leave monuments as they are, grafiti, paan and wot not.. 🙁
Anu- i like this beach and this monument a lot, though dont get to visit often!! :))
come here, i shall take you!!
Ash- welcome and thank you so much 🙂
hats off to whoever took the initiative of setting up the memorial. We usually forget contributions very easily